Government Resources · Licensing

Auto, Boat, and Hunting

Boats - Ohio Registration and Titling
Explanation of watercraft licensing requirements with downloadable application form.
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) Locations
Contact information for Hamilton County auto licensing bureaus (for license plates and auto title transfers), as well as a list of driver's license examination stations.
Ohio Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Fees, rules and regulations issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


Hamilton County Vendors Licenses
Information on licenses required of all vendors operating in Hamilton County, issued by the Auditor’s Office.
Licenses and Permits (Ohio Secretary of State)
Information to help local business owners obtain required licenses and permits.
Ohio Business Filings (Secretary of State's Office)
Business name registration and corporate filings for Ohio.

Health and Medical

Ohio Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Ohio Board of Nursing
Ohio Dental Board
Ohio Pharmacy Board
Ohio State Board of Psychology
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
State Medical Board of Ohio
Vision Professionals Board (State of Ohio)


Accountancy Board of Ohio
Ohio Architects Board and Landscape Architects Board
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Private Investigator/Security Guard
Private investigator and security guard registry for Ohio.
Ohio Engineers and Surveyors Board
Ohio Industrial Compliance Division
Licenses for boiler contractors and operators, elevators, furniture upholstery, travel and tour agencies, construction and building trades (heating, AC, electric, plumbing, and refrigeration).
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainers Board
Ohio Real Estate and Professional Licensing Division
Licenses for real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, auctioneers, private investigators, security guards, and cemetery operators.
Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board
Ohio State Fire Marshal
Licenses for fire protection equipment, firework exhibitors, motels and hotels, and underground storage tanks.


Building Permits (City of Cincinnati)
Procedures for obtaining a permit for new construction and major residential alterations and repair in Cincinnati through the Department of Buildings and Inspections.
Buildings + Inspections (Hamilton County)
Information on permits issued for construction in unincorporated parts of the county and in certain municipalities, licensed by the county’s Building Inspections Department.
Dog Licenses - Hamilton County
Information on obtaining dog licenses in Hamilton county, as required by Ohio state law.